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Leadership Team

Left to right: Sabrina Acosta, Elsi Sención, Doralis Cordero, Linda Mauad, Ada Núñez, Mercedes Tirado and Anabel Camacho.

School Management

Linda Mauad Font

School Director
Linda Jane Mauad Font, received her Bachelor of Education from Universidad Católica de Santo Domingo, a Postgraduate degree in Educational Management from UTE University and a Master’s degree in English Language Teaching from Nova Southeastern University in Florida, United States. She has been a member of the Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano since 1998. She has held teaching positions at the school in the areas of Primary and Secondary, in addition to Universidad Domínico Americano in the Bachelor's degree in Education and Postgraduate Education. She has experience in positions of Curriculum Leader, Team Coordinator, Activities Coordinator and Academic Supervision. She currently serves as Director of the Domínico Americano School.

Supervision Area


Sabrina Acosta

Elementary School Supervisor
Sabrina Acosta was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Languages from Universidad Tecnológica de Santiago, and holds a Master's Degree in Linguistics Applied to English Language Teaching from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. She started working at the Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano in 2009 as an English teacher. In August 2010, she joined Colegio Domínico Americano as a teacher of English Literature for fourth grade of elementary school, and also taught the subject to sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth grades. In 2015, she went on to collaborate in the school's curriculum department. She currently holds the position of Elementary School Supervisor, a position she has held since August 2019.


Anabel Camacho

Secondary Supervisor
Anabel Camacho is from the city of Moca. She completed her studies at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra and at INTEC University in Santo Domingo. In 2007, she joined the school team as a primary school teacher and then as a literature teacher for the first cycle of secondary school. She completed a Postgraduate Degree in English Education at UNICDA and by 2014, she completed the SIT TESOL course certification and a blended program of Advanced Theory in TESOL in Costa Rica. In 2019, she completed a Master's degree in TESOL Education, from the Graduate School of Marlboro College, Vermont. Anabel is a certified trainer by the School for International Training (SIT) and World Learning through Teacher Training Costa Rica (CEM). She is a trainer for Teacher Development Center (TDC) projects and works as an Instructional Coach for the Domínico Americano School. In her position, she follows up on the Coaching Program, training and pedagogical accompaniment for teachers among other Professional Development activities.

Psychology Department


Doralis Cordero

Primary School Psychologist and Community Service Supervisor
Doralis Cordero was born in La Romana, Dominican Republic. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in School Psychology from Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE). She has completed several diploma studies including Learning Disorders and Neuro-Pedagogy and Inclusive Education. She holds a Master's degree in Psychological Intervention in Development and Education with a double degree from Universidad Europea del Atlántico (UNEATLÁNTICO) and Universidad Internacional Iberoamericana (UNINI-MX). Currently, she is the Elementary School Psychologist at the Domínico-Americano School.


Ada Núñez

Secondary School Psychologist
Ada Núñez was born in New York, USA. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Universidad Pedro Henríquez Ureña and a Master's Degree in Education from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. She has completed postgraduate studies with a double degree from MESCYT and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, both in Language Neuroscience and Neuroscience and Education. She also completed a Diploma in Human Development taught by Universidad Católica de Santo Domingo and the United Nations. She completed a Seminar on Family Rights for Educational Institutions, as well as the AASCA Child Protection Response Team Training for School Leadership. She was a middle school teacher for several years. Currently, she holds the position of Head of the Psychology Department and Secondary School Counselor at the Domínico Americano School.

Extended Leadership

Mercedes Honorina Tirado Pérez

MINERD-DAS Liaison Department
Dominican, born in Santo Domingo. Dedicated to Center Management, enthusiastic and dynamic as a means to create and nurture an environment of motivation, order and growth. Graduated in Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Postgraduate degree in Administration and Teacher Supervision from INTEC, Diploma in Senior Management in Public Personnel Management from ONAP, Facilitator Training Program for Directors of Educational Centers from INTEC-EDUCA-PIPE. UTE University Facilitator. Certification of participation for Training in registration and admission area from University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in Coordination with the Asociación de Universidades Dominicanas (ADRU). Participation in Volunteer Visitor Program. Franklin Center for University Management Development-Graduate area, XI Congress of Human Sexuality for the Elderly. France, Paris 2000.

Elsi Sención

In charge of Discipline
Elsi Sención was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, obtained her B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Universidad del Caribe (Unicaribe), and holds a Master's Degree in Education with a focus on Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale. She studied at Saint Paul's College and Manitoba University, Winnipeg, Canada. She began her work at Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano (ICDA) in 1996 as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and then in 2004 she moved to the Domínico Americano School (DAS) as a teacher of Literature, Science and Health and Social Studies until 2012. In the school year 2010 - 2011 she collaborated in the elementary psychology department of the Colegio Domínico Americano. In the year 2012 she migrates to the USA where she begins her work as English Bilingual Liaison at Heights Terrace School of the Hazleton Area School District, PA (HASD) until 2019. She rejoins the Domínico Americano School as Discipline Manager in 2019.

Michael Moore

ICDA Evaluations Coordinator
Born in the Midwest of the United States, he grew up between a small town in Indiana and Chicago, IL. He studied in Ecuador and Spain. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Stetson University (Florida). He was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2005 to 2008. He has completed online courses in education, evaluation and/or statistics from the prestigious institutions of Arizona State University, the University of Virginia, and Rice University. He joined ICDA ten years ago as a Test Specialist in the Assessment Department, where he designed standardized assessment tools for the Language School. He currently serves as Coordinator of the Assessment Department. Recently, he joined the DAS leadership team where his primary role has been to assist in data analysis. The analysis covers trends in student performance on standardized tests, along with perceptions of students, parents, and teachers about their experiences at DAS.